About the project
City of Newcastle (CN) is in the process of developing a 10-year Sports Facilities Strategic Plan. The plan is being developed to address future demand and inform the ongoing supply, maintenance and upgrade of sporting infrastructure.
We engaged consultants Otium Planning Group to conduct research and analysis. This has involved management of a consultation period with state and local sporting associations and clubs during February to April 2019. It was the first step in gathering insight on how the sporting facilities are valued and currently used by the community.
Understanding and planning for sports and recreation is essential in ensuring the community has sufficient and equal opportunities to live a healthy and active lifestyle. This aligns with our Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan.
As a growing city, we need to plan for the changes in the sporting and recreation, and to build in flexibility and ability to meet both existing and future facilities.
Following the feedback gathered from the preliminary direction summary, Otium Planning Group will draft the Strategic Sports Plan.
Our draft Strategic Sports Plan will be released for community feedback later in 2020.